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The child asthma

Asthma is extremely common in children, especially in infants. Early diagnosis allows to avoid a worsening of the disease and persistence of symptoms. Weapons: an appropriate treatment and a few adjustments enabling him to live a normal life. In a decade, the incidence of asthma has doubled in most industrialized countries. Children are the first […]

Asthma: contributing factors

Affecting 300 million people, asthma is the most common chronic disease in the world. But its origin remains partly mysterious. It is estimated today that this disease does not have a single cause but stems from several factors. Genetic predisposition, allergies, respiratory infections, passive smoking… Discover the factors favouring the appearance of asthma. Genetic predisposition […]

Peak flow meters

For asthmatics, measurement of expiratory flow to follow the progression of the disease. This tracking is an indicator of the effectiveness of the treatment and a means of predicting the occurrence of crises. Find out with Doctissimo everything you need to know on this device that has no shortage of breath. According to Dr. Jean-François […]

Exercises for you reconcile with your back

Real frame of our bones, our spine should be serviced every day. As our way of life becomes more and more sedentary, some exercises can save you much inconvenience. Take a few minutes each day to reconcile you permanently to your back. We present you five exercises that will allow you to relax and maintain […]

Lower back pain treatment

Recently, 35% of the French reported suffering low back pain during the last twelve months. “Kidney tour” or “kidneys stewed”, the causes can be many, hence the importance of a good diagnosis. Detail the origins of the lower part of the back pain. The scenario is unfortunately too classic: you bend to lace up your […]

Allergy to the doctor’s Office testing

These methods have a real craze since fifteen years. Their safety, speed of the answers they provide, the possibility of multiplying them, make a precious auxiliary of allergic Diagnostics. What are they? The tests have to interest to simulate visibly, on the skin, the conflict generated by the allergic sensitization within the body.The tests come […]

Responsible for 90% of lung cancers

Tobacco is responsible, directly or indirectly, 60 000 deaths per year (twenty-five thousand for cancer). On average, a smoker live, on average, eight years less than someone who does not smoke. Tobacco, irritating the Mucosa (lining) of the bronchi, promotes the occurrence of chronic bronchitis. It is a progressive obstruction of the bronchial tubes with […]

Drug abuse intervention

Children are the forgotten drug? That was the theme of a symposium, organized by the national Union of the pharmaceutical industry on October 5, 2000. Unfortunately, it can only respond positively to this question. Because the inadequate packaging and medicines designed for adults today are the common lot of the majority of the young patients. […]

Youth cancer

Adolescents and young adults are of worse prognosis than those of children less than 15 years. Faced with this situation, the Cancer Plan 2009-2013 is committed on specific objectives. Dr. Nadège Corradini, Pediatric oncologist, presents the approach committed to Nantes with the support of the League against cancer. In 1998, the first States-General of cancer […]

Adolescent cancer

There are also differences by gender (acute leukemias, malignant non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, osteosarcoma and gonadal germ cell tumours occur more in boys and malignant melanomas and carcinomas of the thyroid more present among girls). If the overall survival rate of 74.5% at 5 years, it varies strongly according to the tumor: survival at 5 years of […]